A platform comprising of mini-grid developers called Africa Mini-Grid Developers Association (AMDA) Nigeria has been launched in Abuja. This is in support of Nigeria’s preparation to witness a new era of large-scale rural electrification to satisfy the demand of over 90 million Nigerians, who currently lack access to electricity. The group was formed to galvanize support, influence policies, lobby government on key issues in the power sector, and accelerate the development of mini-grids in Nigeria.
“We believe it is time for Nigeria to develop its energy sector by leveraging on the benefits that alternative sources of energy such as the mini-grids present. We, therefore, call on all stakeholders to join us in building an industry that has the capacity to eradicate energy poverty not only in Nigeria but throughout the African continent,” said Alexander Obiechina, President of AMDA Nigeria.
AMDA Nigeria is in partnership with AMDA, an association currently operating in three African countries, and rapidly expanding across the continent. Founding members of the association include current mini-grid developers and operators including GVE, GOSolar, Havenhill Synergy, ACOB Lighting, Nayo Tropical, Arnergy, Ajima Farms, RubitecSolar, CREDC and A4&T.
Petrocam opens seventh solar-powered filling station – The Guardian
Petrocam Trading Nigeria Limited, a player in the country’s downstream sub-sector, has unveiled its seventh solar-powered filling station in Lagos. Before its move into the downstream space, the company’s major focus was the importation of refined petroleum products such as petrol, diesel, kerosene, naphtha, lubricants and greases into Nigeria.
The solar-powered filling station at Epe in Lagos has five metric tonnes gas skid and five underground tanks with 45,000 litres capacity each, four tanks for PMS and one tank for Automated Gas Oil (AGO).
Speaking at the official opening of the filling station, the Managing Director, Petrocam Trading Nigeria Limited, Mr Patrick Ilo, said the company was passionate about the green energy, which it believes is the solution to the epileptic power supply in Nigeria.
He said the outlet generates more than 75,000 kilowatts of electricity yearly through solar, adding that the firm leverages the solar energy to provide power to the neighbouring streets in the area while urging marketers to achieve the similar feat.